Red Suburb portrays the neurotic beauty of a generation squeezed between the Baby Boomers and Generation X. These poems – ripe with love and wistfulness – scope the bright, innocent Kodak colors of suburbia, then twist like a kaleidoscope, distorting into the very un-American Dream of coming-of-age as a seer, a dreamer, a gay man, and a social iconoclast amidst the abject development of cul-de-sacs and manicured lawns.
2003 Spring BookSense 76 Poetry Top Ten
2003 Publishing Triangle Award for Gay Male Poetry Winner
2003 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry Finalist
“What a luminous and alluring book, artful in the best sense of never advertising its art, never straining for effect, ever surprising with its wit and imaginative resourcefulness, its unpretentious yet authoritative voice, its heartbreaking authenticity, its intelligence, its eye, its lust, its charm. These are poems written by a large sensibility, both contemporary and historically aware, disciplined and supple, unsentimental and affectionate, verbally playful and soulfully engaged.” —Bruce Bond